5 years of the Ice Society!

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years of the Ice Society! I remember my dream since it inception and to see the Ice Society as strong as ever after 5 years is truly rewarding.

For those of you don’t know, the Ice Society is a subscription-based photography educational website dedicated to empowering fellow professionals and enthusiasts to take their photography and business to new heights. A new chapter is added every month with all new material. You can access all past, present and future chapters for twelve full months for the all new price of $299 per year. Save $65. We are happy to announce that we now offer a $30 monthly payment option for a commitment for 12 months. As of January 2013 there are 61 chapters.

If you would like to explore the Ice Society before signing up for a full membership, you can now enjoy chapter 61 for FREE! Once you’ve had a taste of what the Ice Society offers, become a full member and enjoy all of the benefits of a full membership.


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“Angel.” The making of a favorite photo of my career

If you were to ask me today (January 2013) what my own favorite photograph is, I would tell you that it is was the image featured below. It represents everything I love in a photograph: beauty, symmetry, strong composition, rich tones, beautiful lighting, symbolism, etc. This image was created at a real wedding, the wedding of John and Monika in December 2011. The image is a metaphor of an angel sleeping on a cloud at the pearly gates. There are strong symbols and triangles that are recognizable and consciously or sub consciously pleasing to the eye, namely the omega sign and the keyhole shape. When you have been shooting for as long as I have, you sometimes wonder if your best shots are behind you. This photo reminds me that the elusive iconic “wow” photo that all photographers strive for is worth fighting for. My best photo is in my future, but for now this will do.

Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: 14-24mm f2.8
Focal Length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 640
White Balance: Daylight
Light Source: Window and Ambient Light

Play the following video for the “behind the scenes” making of this image.

The complete video of this wedding will be featured in upcoming chapters of my educational web site, the Ice Society.


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